Education - ABA in Oregon

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Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) in Wilsonville and Klamath Falls, OR

Programs

BCaBA® Course Sequence

This undergraduate five course sequence is integrated within the Applied Psychology BS degree program. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has approved this course sequence as meeting the course work requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® exam.

B.S. Applied Psychology

Our undergraduate training program is incorporated within the Applied Psychology undergraduate curriculum and has been approved by the BACB® as meeting coursework standards for certification as a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst®..

Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) in Wilsonville and Klamath Falls, OR

Programs

BCBA® Course Sequence

The Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis is a 27-credit, nine-course sequence for individuals wish to pursue additional coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has approved this course sequence as meeting the course work requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® exam.

M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis

Oregon’s only master’s degree in applied behavior analysis, the MS-ABA curriculum focuses on providing a rigorous and thorough foundation in the science of behavior analysis. Students will be prepared to apply the principles of behavior analysis with diverse populations and in a wide variety of settings. Oregon Tech’s MS-ABA prepares students to meet national certification and Oregon licensure requirements.

Courses are taught on the Klamath Falls and Portland-Metro campuses and are available to students everywhere via Zoom (a synchronous videoconferencing program). The use of Zoom technology provides an alternative to fully online, asynchronous programs for students in all areas of the state who prefer the real-time, face-to-face educational experience.

MEd in Education with Emphasis in ABA and ASD

This 45-credit MEd program combines Oregon Tech’s 27-credit Graduate Certificate in ABA with 18 credits of Southern Oregon University’s Autism Spectrum Disorders course sequence. The program provides rigorous training to meet the demand for well-qualified professionals to serve families and individuals with autism.

University of Oregon (UO) in Eugene, OR

Programs

The College of Education School Psychology Program now has a pre-approved course sequence for certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. This course sequence is only available to current psychology students but plans are in the works to expand this as a hybrid program.

Portland State University in Portland, OR

Programs

The Board Certified Behavior Analyst program in Portland State University’s Department of Special Education is a 29 quarter-credit fully online program that expertly prepares program participants with content derived from the fourth edition of the Behavior Analyst Task List. In addition, the program includes a number of added curricular areas of focus, including an explicit emphasis on the combined use of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports and Telehealth/Technology Supports. (Applicants for the BCBA® exam will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.)

Choose a tab below to learn about Oregon education programs for ABA, both local and online.

Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) in Wilsonville and Klamath Falls, OR

Programs

BCBA® Course Sequence

The Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis is a 27-credit, nine-course sequence for individuals wish to pursue additional coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has approved this course sequence as meeting the course work requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® exam. (Applicants for the BCBA® exam will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.)

BCaBA® Course Sequence

The undergraduate five-course sequence is integrated within the Applied Psychology BS degree program. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has approved this course sequence as meeting the course work requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® exam. (Applicants for the BCaBA® exam will have to meet additional requirements to qualify

Joint Masters program

Oregon Tech and Southern Oregon University have joined to offer a Masters degree in Education. This program combines Oregon Tech’s Graduate Certificate in ABA with SOU’s ASD course work leading to a Masters of Education Degree (M.Ed.) with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

University of Oregon (UO) in Eugene, OR

The College of Education School Psychology Program now has a pre-approved course sequence for certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. This course sequence is only available to current psychology students but plans are in the works to expand this as a hybrid program.

Portland State University in Portland, OR

The Board Certified Behavior Analyst program in Portland State University’s Department of Special Education is a 29 quarter-credit fully online program that expertly prepares program participants with content derived from the fourth edition of the Behavior Analyst Task List. In addition, the program includes a number of added curricular areas of focus, including an explicit emphasis on the combined use of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports and Telehealth/Technology Supports. (Applicants for the BCBA® exam will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.)

Programs

Oregon Registered Behavior Analysis Interventionist

To register as a Behavior Analysis Interventionist in Oregon, you must have a high school diploma and complete 40 hours of professional training that follows the state’s Interventionist ABA Knowledge and Skills List (scroll down to p. 6). The training must be conducted by a licensed behavior analyst or other qualified health provider. You may complete this training online (such as via an RBT training series) or in person (such as at a local community college or at an ABA service agency.) There aren’t currently any professional programs offered specifically targeting the Oregon task list but check back here soon for information on an upcoming in-person course series. In the meantime, trainings that target the RBT task list will also meet the Oregon list.

The BACB says, “There are several ways to locate an RBT training program. Many agencies elect to design and conduct their training in-house, and the training is provided to new hires. There are several companies that have developed live or online courses in which anyone can enroll. Or, the candidate’s supervisor can develop and administer a training. University coursework in ABA may qualify only if it meets all of the RBT training requirements and the instructor provides a training certificate. Many programs are embedding this training within their courses and offering training certificates for use toward RBT applications.”

Check the BARB website for the most current information on licensure and application forms.

Registered Behavior Technician®

Check the BACB website for the most current information on RBT requirements, which will also fulfill the training requirement for state licensure as an interventionist. As of December 14, 2015, the BACB requires that you pass an Registered Behavior Technician exam based on the RBT Task List.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

ORABA is a BACB-approved ACE provider and offers CEUs at each quarterly meeting workshop at $10/CEU, payable at the workshop with a check or credit/debit card. Past CEU topics include compulsive behavior and anxiety in autism, using behavior analytic principles to address bedtime resistance, transitioning adults with developmental disabilities into community-based employment, and best practices in BCBA/BCaBA supervision. ORABA is happy to offer two free CEUs per year to active members.

Behavior Analysis Certification Board

“The institutions listed on this page offer Approved Course Sequences and/or Approved Experience applicable toward BACB eligibility requirements. Other university training may meet BACB eligibility requirements.” Includes a search function by on-campus, distance and hybrid.

OR Training for Registered Interventionists

There are many companies currently offering the 40-hour training required for RBT eligibility, which will also meet the requirements for state registration as an interventionist. Make sure that the provider you choose meets the BACB’s training provider requirements.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

There are many companies offering online CEUs on almost any ABA-related topic. The BACB maintains a searchable list of just some of the workshops available.